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Nicole Beharie & Lance Gross Will Star In Matthew Cherry's Feature Debut "The Last Fall"

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 27, 2011 12:11 PM
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Director Matthew A. Cherry, whose filmmaker diary series you've been following on this website for the last month or so, has finally sured up the cast for his feature film debut, The Last Fall!

And, as the title of this post reads, Nicole Beharie and Lance Gross have signed on to star in Matthew's feature, described as "a coming of age sports drama that show the difficulties that many professional football players face when they are forced into early retirement and try to transition into their life beyond sports."

Cherry and production partner Scott Hebert will produces the film via their Transparent Filmworks company, along with NFL player, Ellis Hobbs, via his production company, Outer Stratosphere and lastly, Nikki Love.

Gross will serve as executive producer.

It's worth noting, if you haven't been keeping up with Matthew's diary series, that he played in the NFL in a past life, before pursuing a career as a filmmaker, so his experience combined with Ellis Hobbs' will provide the necessary authenticity to the project.

Principle photography for The Last Fall begins July 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.

We're thrilled for Matthew, given that we've been following his fledgling career for some time now, including our mention of him on the 2011 Shadow And Act Black Filmmakers To Watch List, and today's news gives us something to look forward to early next year.

Stay tuned for more details as they come.

Congrats to all involved, and good luck on the shoot!

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  • misha | June 28, 2011 6:39 AMReply

    Congrats to Nicole and Lance, two talented young actors. And at the risk of sounding shallow, they sure will make a pretty pair! :D

  • Vanessa | June 28, 2011 1:52 AMReply


    umm no you don't sound shallow, a pretty pair is an understatement. they are HOT!! :-)

  • James Madison | June 27, 2011 12:03 PMReply

    Just finished reading the journals. Stay focused and have fun. I'm sure the end results will be good!

  • Kia | June 27, 2011 6:09 AMReply

    Congrats to Nicole and Lance.

  • Monica | June 27, 2011 3:49 AMReply

    Congrats on the castings Matthew!

  • Lana | June 27, 2011 3:08 AMReply

    Great casting! Can't wait to see the film!

  • Jarika | June 27, 2011 2:38 AMReply

    WOW! I LOVE Nicole Beharie's work! And Lance Gross is a huge name! This is going to be amazing! I'm loving the inside look at the whole process...Congrats to everyone!!!

  • @BobbyRayJr | June 27, 2011 2:26 AMReply

    I love both of these choices, can't way! Can't wait to see how the rest of the cast pans out as well.

  • Lynn | June 27, 2011 1:45 AMReply

    Congrats to them!!!

    I love Beharie's work. I am a huge fan of indie cinema and I love her choice of roles.

    I believe Lance Gross has a lot of potential I am pleased to see him exploring other roles outside of Tyler Perry works.

  • Vanessa | June 27, 2011 1:04 AMReply


    This has made my day!!!!!! :-) :-)

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